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Edward Spannaus (#47461360)
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Bio Photo Edward Wise Spannaus of Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, is Vice-president of the Lovettsville Historical Society, and is a Trustee of the Lovettsville Union Cemetery Company.
My ancestors on my mother's side were 18th century emigrants from the Palatinate who first came to Pennsylvania and then Maryland; on my father's side they were 19th century emigrants from Thuringen and also from north Germany, who first came to Wisconsin and Minnesota.
I have been married to Nancy Ellen Bradeen since 1968; her Bradeen ancestors of Maine, arrived in Massachusetts around 1650, and worked in the famous Saugus iron works.

In the Spring of 2012, I was involved in organizing the 150th Anniversary Reunion of Loudoun Ranger descendants. The Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers were the only military unit from Confederate Virginia to fight with the United States Army in the Civil War. In the course of this, Jen Snoots and I were able to add many more burials to her Loudoun Ranger virtual cemetery,
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Mary Yarnall Reed
RE: John H. Froehlich (1870-1945)
The cemetery search says 70% has be photographed. I've never been there myself.
Added by Mary Yarnall Reed on Sep 11, 2015 10:59 AM
Mary Yarnall Reed
RE: John H. Froehlich (1870-1945)
Hello Edward,
Greetings from Pennsylvania.
I found a PA Death Certificate on for John H Froehlich, birth, 10 Feb 1870,death, 5 Dec 1945. Birthplace is Harrisburg, PA. His wife's name is Alice Orth. His occupation is listed as Artist. Father's name is John H Froehlich, born in Germany. Mother's maiden name is Mueller, no first name or birthplace listed. The informant for this data is Charles O Froehlich, of Harrisburg, PA. Burial is in Harrisburg Cemetery. Funeral director is Charles Baker.
Perhaps you could contact the cemetery at (717) 234-8661.
There is a John Froehlich, 1835-1914, and his wife,Christiana Mueller/Miller, 1840-1912 at Harrisburg Cemetery. These are probably John H Froehlich's parents.

Good luck in your search,
Added by Mary Yarnall Reed on Sep 09, 2015 9:22 AM
Mary S
Date of Death - Rachel Means
Ancestry show DC death record for Rachel A. Means, widowed, born 1833 Virginia and died 04 Jan 1916 in District of Columbia, USA.
Added by Mary S on Jul 03, 2015 7:05 PM
Mary S
Birthdate of Rachel A. Bond Means
The 1860 USA Census shows Rachel A. Means age 26, born in Waterford, Loudon, Virginia; married to Samuel C. Means.
Added by Mary S on Jul 03, 2015 6:59 PM
RE: Loudoun Rangers
Thank You, My wife and I look forward to hearing from you. I still find this pocket of union supporters a curiosity. But I remember hearing about an area in one of the Carolina's which also held a substantial presence of Union supporters. We appreciate your efforts as a trustee of this cemetery too.

Tim and Bonnie Marvin (Bonnie's mother is a Harrison)
Added by TIMOTHY D MARVIN on May 19, 2015 7:41 PM
Loudoun Rangers
Thank you for your work on the Loudoun Rangers. I am researching my wife's Harrison family, and just discovered the Find A Grave memorial for James William Harrison. What an interesting situation for these families to fight for the Union cause! My wife descends from a brother of this James W Harrison, named Lewis Cornelius Harrison. I just discovered that Lewis also provided a brief service for the Union cause, enlisting in Maryland, 3 April 1865 @ age 20. I have to wonder if another Loudoun Ranger, Thomas W Harrison is a near relative of these brothers. The photo/sketch which Jen Snoots provided of James William Harrison has the appearance of a possible Mulatto ancestry. My wife is waiting for her DNA results. It may suggest some more idea of the racial sentiments of this Harrison family. There is some suggestion that these Harrison's have a connection to the 2 US presidents. Tim Marvin
Added by TIMOTHY D MARVIN on May 15, 2015 4:23 PM
RE: Capt Simon Elliott Chamberlin
This article in The Washington Post mentions a descendant, who is also a historian. You might be able to track him down by contacting the reporter who wrote both stories.

and here:
Added by SLGMSD on Feb 22, 2014 8:05 PM
Capt Simon Elliott Chamberlin
Find A Grave Memorial# 45732733

The date of birth you submitted: May 8 1834 has been changed from May to June.

Two sources have June as the month of birth:


and Captain Chamberlin's obituary in The Evening Star Tuesday, April 21, 1908.
Added by SLGMSD on Feb 20, 2014 2:58 PM
Michael Smuda
RE: Spannaus photos
There are a couple of photo volunteers that are trying to photograph all of the known sites for Woodland Cemetery. We are currently at 47% covered. Photographing the mausoleum was part of that effort.

Glad you are pleased with the results.

Added by Michael Smuda on Feb 06, 2014 8:43 PM
RE: John Hite home
Thank you!!! Carol
Added by Carol on Jan 17, 2014 8:50 PM
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